SPEECH OF THE HON. JAMES EMOTT. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES. DELIVERED THE 12th JANUARY, 1813. ON THE BILL IN ADDITION TO THE ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO RAISE AN ADDITIONAL MILITARY FORCE," AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Alexandria: Printed by S. Snowden & J.D. Simms, [ 1813]. 40pp. Modern cloth, leather label. Scattered foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM24327

A lengthy Federalist perspective on subjects relating to the War of 1812. Emott was opposed to the war with Great Britain: "...this war was improperly commenced, and is unnecessarily continued, and I shall now proceed to explain the grounds of that judgment by an examination of the causes of the war...." He devotes much to the issue of British impressment of seamen. From 1809 through 1813 Emott was a Federalist representative in Congress for Dutchess County, New York. Shaw & Shoemaker locate six copies (CSt, CtHC, CtY, DLC, MA, MWA). SHAW & SHOEMAKER 28427.

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